2005-2006 Regular Session - SB 421
Criminal Procedure; nontraffic misdemeanor citation; provide conditions for issuance
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 17 of the O.C.G.A., relating to criminal procedure, so as to provide that arresting officers in certain cases may issue a nontraffic misdemeanor citation and release the person cited on his or her recognizance; to provide for the development, form, contents, and use of a nontraffic misdemeanor citation form; to provide for accountability; to provide for the conditions for the issuance of such citation; to authorize the use of such citation for the purposes of prosecuting such offense; to provide that the use of such citation shall not bar subsequent issuance of a warrant, indictment, or accusation; to provide that a person cited shall submit to post-arrest processing as required by law; to amend Code Section 16-10-51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to bail jumping, to include individuals who were released on their own recognizance pursuant to the issuance of a nontraffic misdemeanor citation; to provide for other related matters; to provide for effective dates and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/12/2006 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/11/2006 - Senate Hopper